Table Of Contents 
Introduction 
Description 
An Example 
CONGU Handicap Systems 
Competition Standard Scratch Calculation 
Indroduction 
Unlike the USGA Handicaping system the CONGU Handicap System can be calculated to within
a decent level of accuracy as all the required information is indeed present.
For a detailed description of what the CONGU Handicap system is please refer to the CONGU Handicap Systems. 
DESCRIPTION  
The calculation of a CONGU Handicap in it's simplified form is as follows:
Depending on the golf course that you join will depend on how your handicap is calculated. Most golf courses require that you submit 3 score cards, and from these they calculate what your starting handicap will be, some courses will give you an exact handicap based on the three cards submitted, others will have a maximum that they will give to new golfers, this used to be 18.4, however I have noticed that it can be as low as 16.4. Continuing on, taking the first three cards submitted for a golfer the gross score is determined for each round.
These three gross scores are then accumilated and the average is then your starting CONGU Handicap.
There are 4 Golfer Categories in the CONGU System
For my own purposes I employ two extra categories. These are not official CONGU Categories and I do not make any distinguishment between male and female handicaps. :
Please refer to CONGU publication "The Standard Scratch Score and Handicapping Scheme" for complete and accurate information. For each subsequent round that is submitted the following occurs :

An Example  
Take Golfer A, who first 3 rounds are as follows :
From the table above the calculated starting handicap is :
Starting at 24 puts this golfer into Category 4. The following table shows adjustments made to this golfers handicap based on subsequent rounds submitted :
That's it. The CONGU system is very much based on current form. Whatever your performance from
your last round was will generally affect your handicap. 
Competition Standard Scratch Calculation 
This is not a straight forward calculation. Broadly speaking, the calculation is as follows :
